Boom Box Post is a boutique post-production sound studio founded by Jeff Shiffman and Kate Finan on a passion for design. They are just as comfortable designing laser sound effects with the newest synthesizer as they are setting up a microphone to custom-record a new monster vocal. Their sonic toolbox is deep, and with a culture founded on company-wide creativity and direct designer-to-client interaction, they have the ability to aggressively meet every project's needs with speed, passion, and technical ease.
We recently spoke to co-founders Jeff Shiffman and Kate Finan about their work on the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie and Waffles & Mochi's Restaurant.
PH: Your respective work on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie and Waffles + Mochi's Restaurant have been submitted for a Children and Family Emmy for sound mixing and sound design. What were each of your creative processes like when crafting the sound for these two projects?
Jeff Shiffman: Our team had worked on the Rise television series for a few years before the movie came about, so we had a firm grasp on the sound of the project. That said, the film really ups the ante in terms of scope and scale. My directive for the sound team was to notch everything up to match that change in scale and wherever we could find opportunities for brand new creative sound design, to really go for it. We’ve got aliens and giant spaceships to work with! When it came time to mix the project, we pulled out all the stops, really playing with the 5.1 surround space, treating it more like a film mix for a very engaged and focused audience.